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Old 06-23-02, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Filter Replacement: G2

Purchase a Honda fuel filter from Acura of Augusta as some aftermarket filters do not provide all 3 sealing washers.

Tools:

10mm combination wrench
12mm combination wrench
17mm combination wrench
14mm Flare-nut wrench
12mm 1/4 drive socket
10mm 1/4 drive deep socket
1/4 drive rachet
1/4 drive extension w/handle
1/4 drive 3 inch extension

Procedure:

Know the radio code.

Loosen fuel filler cap to depressurize. Remove Neg battery terminal from battery. Place rags under & around fuel filter. Depressurize fuel system by loosening bleed bolt (top bolt) on fuel filter one turn. Remove banjo bolt and bleed bolt assy. Remove fuel line from fuel filter. Remove 10mm nuts from clamp holding filter to bracket.
Install new sealing washer to bleed bolt and both sides of the fuel line hose nipple. Prior to installing the fuel line, make sure the threads are clean.

Estimated time: 10 minutes.
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Okay...I finally got this thing done.

Thank you LPB for the info...but I need to add a few more things.

those nuts on the fuel lines do not budge! I could not get that filter out of there for the life of me. Everything was straightforward...disconnect...replace washers...reconnect.


But I needed an extra person to help me loosen the bolts, and retighten the bolts. One of the fuel lines need to be aligned...and that was a pain.


Also...since I spent all of my time and energy on the two fuel line bolts...I forgot to tighten by bleeder bolt with a rachet...and I was spilling fuel. Damn...

Well, after I depressurized the tank again...I cleaned the spill as best I could and tightened the bleeder bolt back up...and no more gas spilling.

Was it worth the $60 dollars that I saved? Yep!!!
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Re: Fuel Filter Replacement: G2

Thanks LPB for the info. I changed my fuel filter last week and it was very easy after I got those tough bolts loose. I took some pictures that could be useful for some people:

Place rags under & around fuel filter.

Depressurize fuel system by loosening bleed bolt (top bolt) on fuel filter one turn.


Remove banjo bolt and bleed bolt assy.

Remove fuel line from fuel filter.

actually that wasn't easy so i had to add some leverage by attaching a metal tube to my wrench.


Remove 10mm nuts from clamp holding filter to bracket.
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I just did this the other day too. All I have left now is to throw in my spark plugs and get the idle speed and valve clearances adjusted.
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The Valves dont need adjusting

.....the valves are Hydaraulic so you wont need to do them - lucky you, all you need to do is the plugs !!
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Damn dude, how do you keep you engine compartment so clean??? Its so clean and neat you can probalby do surgery over there
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Damn dude, how do you keep you engine compartment so clean??? Its so clean and neat you can probalby do surgery over there
Actually, I haven't cleaned it even once since I got the car in June.
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You should use a flare-nut wrench instead, it will avoid stripping and damaging the nut.
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You should use a flare-nut wrench instead, it will avoid stripping and damaging the nut.
I agree, I should've used it, but I didn't have it handy. Next time I'll be sure to use it.
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just double check: do I really have to disconnect the battery before removing the fuel filter?
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You don't "have to" BUT, any automotive manual will tell you to disconnect the NEG. battery terminal before doing any work in the engine compartment. for safety reasons of course yours and the cars. if you drop a wrench or whatever you could fry something or make a spark and when your dealing with the fuel filter (the gasoline that spills while doing it) well one spark could finish off you and or your car. so you deside. I dissconect it. its just good practice. Oh yeah and invest in a fire extinguisher ya just never know and keep it handy. Peace.
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gotcha, thanks!
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I just changed my fuel filter using the info in this thread. Thanks a bunch guys!! You Rock!!
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when you guys took the filter out, was it dirty?

and after the new one went in, any improvements as far as performance and/or gas mileage?
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just changed my fuel filter. Pictures were VERY handy thank you. Took me about 15minutes. (10 minutes to remove the fuel line). The picture is accurate on which way to turn it. That thing is TIGHT!!! I recommend not removing the clamps holding it down until the end (as it is in the picture)

PLUS: put gas in your new fuel filter!! I forgot to and my engine died in traffic 1 hour after installing the fuel filter. No gas killed her.. took about 10minutes and she started up again.

as far as improvements... i cant say becuase I just put a new odometer in. Plus I had an oil change done just before. Mine was in the car for 12 years... so i'm sure there will be in improvement.
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